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May 28, 2008 - SkyTrac has been selected to provide satellite communication (SatCom) and flight following systems to Taiga Air Services of Winnipeg, Manitoba.


May 28, 2008
By Corrie


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May 28, 2008 –
SkyTrac
has been selected to provide satellite communication (SatCom) and
flight following systems to Taiga Air Services of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Using a fleet of Bell 206L-1 Long Rangers, Taiga provides helicopter
charter services including aerial surveys, firefighting and inspection
of hydro lines and pipelines. Taiga will use the SkyTrac solution to
track the locations of its aircraft and provide timely responses to any
emergency situations that may arise.


“Safety in remote areas was our main driver for
satellite communications and flight following,” said Shane Jordan,
Director, Sales & Marketing at Taiga Air Services. “As a provider
of thermal scanning and forest fire specialty services we regularly
work under challenging conditions right across the country, where
communication is limited and standard flight planning just isn’t an
option. By using SkyTrac we can have our main base track our fleet even
when conditions and mission change suddenly in the field. With
dependable satellite communication our pilots and crew know that
important messages will get through the first time.”

Regarding the selection of SkyTrac, Mr. Jordan
added, “To maintain our position as a leader in safety across our
region, we determined that we needed a combined package of automated
flight following that exceed CIFFC (Canadian Interagency Forest Fire
Centre) standards, along with satellite communications that allowed for
reliable text messaging and voice calling anywhere in the world.
SkyTrac brought both of our needs together under the most reasonable
billing plan of any potential service provider.”

“SkyTrac is pleased to have won the business of
Taiga Air Services,” said SkyTrac CEO Kathleen Wallace. “We are
especially pleased that we were able to provide the ‘one stop shop’ for
flight following and satellite communications that Taiga was looking
for as well as a simple and economical billing plan.”

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About Taiga Air Services
Based at
Winnipeg's Richardson International Airport, and with a reach across
the Prairies, Northwest Ontario and the Territories, Taiga Air Services
Ltd. is a specialty provider of helicopter charter services. Using a
fleet of Bell 206L-1 Long Rangers the company performs a multitude of
roles including aerial imagery and mapping, thermal scanning, executive
charter, and aerial film production.

About SkyTrac
SkyTrac is the world’s
trusted supplier of satcom solutions for data, text and voice
communications. With customers on every continent and from all areas of
operation, from Oil & Gas to Air Medical to Law Enforcement to
Search & Rescue, SkyTrac provides market leading solutions to
market leading companies. SkyTrac has acquired a long list of
Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) and the company’s hardware has
been installed on a large number of rotary and fixed wing aircraft
types from AgustaWestland, Eurocopter, Bell, Sikorsky, MBB, Beechcraft,
de Havilland, LearJet and Raytheon. For more information about SkyTrac,
please visit http://www.skytrac.ca/.

SkyTrac
has been selected to provide satellite communication (SatCom) and
flight following systems to Taiga Air Services of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Using a fleet of Bell 206L-1 Long Rangers, Taiga provides helicopter
charter services including aerial surveys, firefighting and inspection
of hydro lines and pipelines. Taiga will use the SkyTrac solution to
track the locations of its aircraft and provide timely responses to any
emergency situations that may arise.

“Safety in remote areas was our main driver for
satellite communications and flight following,” said Shane Jordan,
Director, Sales & Marketing at Taiga Air Services. “As a provider
of thermal scanning and forest fire specialty services we regularly
work under challenging conditions right across the country, where
communication is limited and standard flight planning just isn’t an
option. By using SkyTrac we can have our main base track our fleet even
when conditions and mission change suddenly in the field. With
dependable satellite communication our pilots and crew know that
important messages will get through the first time.”

Regarding the selection of SkyTrac, Mr. Jordan
added, “To maintain our position as a leader in safety across our
region, we determined that we needed a combined package of automated
flight following that exceed CIFFC (Canadian Interagency Forest Fire
Centre) standards, along with satellite communications that allowed for
reliable text messaging and voice calling anywhere in the world.
SkyTrac brought both of our needs together under the most reasonable
billing plan of any potential service provider.”

“SkyTrac is pleased to have won the business of
Taiga Air Services,” said SkyTrac CEO Kathleen Wallace. “We are
especially pleased that we were able to provide the ‘one stop shop’ for
flight following and satellite communications that Taiga was looking
for as well as a simple and economical billing plan.”

About Taiga Air Services
Based at
Winnipeg's Richardson International Airport, and with a reach across
the Prairies, Northwest Ontario and the Territories, Taiga Air Services
Ltd. is a specialty provider of helicopter charter services. Using a
fleet of Bell 206L-1 Long Rangers the company performs a multitude of
roles including aerial imagery and mapping, thermal scanning, executive
charter, and aerial film production.

About SkyTrac
SkyTrac is the world’s
trusted supplier of satcom solutions for data, text and voice
communications. With customers on every continent and from all areas of
operation, from Oil & Gas to Air Medical to Law Enforcement to
Search & Rescue, SkyTrac provides market leading solutions to
market leading companies. SkyTrac has acquired a long list of
Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) and the company’s hardware has
been installed on a large number of rotary and fixed wing aircraft
types from AgustaWestland, Eurocopter, Bell, Sikorsky, MBB, Beechcraft,
de Havilland, LearJet and Raytheon. For more information about SkyTrac,
please visit http://www.skytrac.ca/.


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